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Recall 09V187000

Improper Operation of the Electronic Stability Control

Recall Details

Due to a fault with the electronic information related to the yaw rate sensor, the electronic stability control may not function as expected. Dealers will replace the affected unit to correct this problem. This recall is expected to begin by July 14, 2009. The Mazda recall number is 5509E.

Our Quick Take

The electronic stability control may not operate as expected. This could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this as a high priority recall. Under extreme driving, loss of vehicle control could occur. Please contact your Mazda dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, July 14, 2009

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 14, 2009
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
7,100
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
09V187000
Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Summary
MAZDA IS RECALLING 7,100 MY 2009 MAZDA3 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 126, "ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM". THE YAW RATE MEASURED AFTER COMPLETION OF THE SINE WITH DWELL STEERING INPUT EXCEEDED THE TEST STANDARDS.
Consequence
IMPROPER OPERATION OF THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND HAVE THE UNIT REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 14, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.
Notify
MAZDA RECALL NO. 5509E.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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